2020-2021 KING REGISTRATION

Open for Returning Members

8/8/20 - 7/31/21

Open for New Members

8/10/20 - 7/31/21

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Welcome to KING 2020-2021!

 

With Alex Reed coming on board, we are excited about what the future holds for the team. The club leadership and the Boosters are doing everything we can to make the many transitions as smooth, efficient, effective, and transparent as possible.

One of the most common questions being asked right now is how the training structure and schedule will look as we deal with the reality that we are still in the midst of a global pandemic and thus are working with constantly changing restrictions, rules, and unpredictable facility availability.  It goes without saying that the health and safety of our swimmers, coaches, and parents is the highest priority as we develop the plans.  We will be practical, but we will not compromise health and safety.

While working behind the scenes to find a system that will maximize our resources when it comes to pool time, it has become apparent that there is no practical model that can act as both a smooth transition into this season working underneath pandemic restrictions, and at the same time allow for growth and a pathway to a smooth transition out of a pandemic restricted society. With all the constant changes, flexibility for scheduling and coaching assignments is at a premium. Facing the reality that pool schedules and capacities are a long ways away from being "normal" again, we have committed to the idea that simplifying our structure and billing process for a short term period is the best way to maximize the said resources when working under month-to-month, or even week-to-week, facility availability fluctuations.

To start the 2020 season, we are going to have each swimmer register into one of three "Macro-Groups" designed to allocate resources fairly relative to their training requirements. With the intent to be as fair and transparent as possible, we have made simple, objective classifications for what group you should register with. Since we are limited on how many swimmers we can fit into the water at any one time, pool space will be constantly evaluated, and the coaching staff will be working together to create smaller, ever-changing training groups within the "Macro-Groups" in order to maximize space and coaching availability. Please note that this is NOT a permanent training group structure, but rather an attempt to create something that cannot just get by, but thrive in the restrictive environment we find ourselves in and predict to be in for the foreseeable future. Coaches and ownership will be working hard during this time to develop, refine, and instate a more traditional training and billing structure that will be ready to go when we find ourselves back to a time where a more normalized schedule will be practical.

The three Macro-Groups and their corresponding criteria are as follows:

Senior Training Group

Swimmers who should register for this group: All swimmers entering the 9th grade or above, OR swimmers 8th grade or below WITH at least one Senior Sectional Qualifying Time (Senior Sectional and other time standards can be found here: https://www.teamunify.com/SubTabGeneric.jsp?team=pnws2&_stabid_=3488)

Group Membership Rate: $330/Month

 

Age Group Training Group

Swimmers who should register for this group: All swimmers entering grades 6th-8th, OR swimmers 5th grade or below WITH at least one PNS Champs Qualifying Time for their current age (PNS Champs and other time standards can be found here: https://www.teamunify.com/SubTabGeneric.jsp?team=pnws2&_stabid_=3488)

Group Membership Rate: $240/Month

 

Developmental Training Group

Swimmers who should register for this group: All swimmers entering the 5th grade or below UNLESS the swimmer has achieved at least one PNS Champs Qualifying Time for their current age (PNS Champs and other time standards can be found here: https://www.teamunify.com/SubTabGeneric.jsp?team=pnws2&_stabid_=3488)

Group Membership Rate: $145/Month

 

If you are not clear as to which training group you should register with, please contact a coach immediately.  We can quickly help you place with the right group.

We understand that this structure is unorthodox and would be far from efficient under normal circumstances. However, in this environment where flexibility for scheduling is critical, this gives both the coaching staff and families clarity in how we will be approaching scheduling without being able to confidently predict facility availability. Please note that this will not be permanent, and billing and rates are likely to change once we are able to return to a more traditional structure. We plan on keeping this structure through December 31, 2020, when we will be reevaluating the swimming landscape and stability of facility scheduling to make an informed decision on how to proceed from there. Of course, this will be a journey and we are committed to keeping our membership updated on any pertinent information as it becomes available.

Thanks in advance for everyone's patience and understanding during these uncertain times. KING is truly in a great position for its members to experience the highest levels of camaraderie and excellence in performance for a long, long time. To make this or any other structure work, it requires everyone to come together and commit to doing their small part in cultivating a positive team atmosphere.

Thanks for your continued support of the KING Aquatic Club. Together we will get through this crazy time and come out the other end stronger than ever.